In preparation for the upcoming school year, and what’s looking to be our most exciting and active year in history, both in terms of dollars already raised and volunteering hours committed, we’ve decided to hire a new role here at Guatemala Volunteers in Mission!
We’re looking for a new volunteer coordinator to help recruit volunteers and manage the volunteer programs we support.
Summary of the Position
The successful candidate will be working with our senior staff to oversee projects at more than 20 locations throughout Guatemala, with an emphasis on our projects in:
- Panajachel, Lake Atitlan
- Guatemala City, and
This promises to be a full time job, and is a perfect entry-level opportunity for someone looking to get into non-profit management and socially responsible tourism.
We lead over 100 groups every year to 24 different project sites throughout Guatemala, and this year have added our first “international” program partnership with a Spanish school in Medellin.
Your job will be to coordinate with all of our volunteers and donors, as well as to help plan and execute the trips. Some travel may be required.
The right person will have completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline from an accredited US or international university.
Conversational proficiency in Spanish is strongly preferred, at the Level 2 discipline according to the US Dept of State proficiency chart. While the majority of your work and interactions will occur with Americans coming on our trips through our volunteer ministry, some Spanish may be required as you coordinate details of the trips with our on the ground team in Guatemala, many of whom are Guatemalan citizens with modest English-speaking abilities.
You should be able to discuss basic things related to traveling and bringing a group of people to the area, for example:
- Schedule times, dates, and activities
- Plan housing for the group
- Communicate any special needs, for example, dietary restrictions, of members in the group.